Accounting is the backbone of business. At U of I, customize your experience with case studies and practical research, building the skills you need to pursue your passions.
Impact your community while you earn your degree:
- Teach financial literacy in schools and correctional facilities
- Help rural communities prepare tax returns
- Review and recommend improvements to the university’s internal controls
- Be a part of national accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi to expand your network and give back.
The 30-credit Master of Accountancy offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. This degree qualifies you for the Certified Public Accountant exam in states that require 150 semester hours of education. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is not required for admission into the master’s program.
You can also work on a concurrent Juris Doctorate (J.D.)/Master of Accountancy through the College of Law, completing both degrees in as few as three years.
Juris Doctorate/Master of Accountancy
Complete a concurrent degree with the College of Law in as few as three years.